About Dr. Ilias Michalarias

Ilias is a licensing and data analytics enthusiast, spending most of his time between powerpoint slides and real code. He is the CEO of SLASCONE GmbH.
23 06, 2019

Announcing SLASCONE 3.0

By |June 23rd, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: |

We proudly announce the general availability of SLASCONE 3.0, with the following highlights: Master Templates A real game-changer feature, that influences the entire license lifecycle. Master templates provide enormous flexibility in terms of license creation. This is based on the notion of adjustable properties, which controls if a feature value can be overridden during license [...]

14 01, 2019

Announcing SLASCONE 2.1

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: |

We proudly announce the general availability of SLASCONE 2.1, with the following highlights: Licensing Core Goodwill Devices: SLASCONE allows you to control the number of devices (physical installations) allowed by a license. Let’s assume a video or music streaming service, whose vendor wants to avoid shared accounts. With SLASCONE the vendor can set the number [...]

17 07, 2018

Successful Day at Microsoft’s AzureStack Hackathon 2018

By |July 17th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , |

SLASCONE is proud to be the very first online licensing solution running on Microsoft Azure Stack. After a challenging day at Microsoft's AzureStack Hackathon in Munich, guided by Microsoft Cloud Solution Architects and our development partner white duck, we made it! Thank you so much! Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud computing software solution developed [...]

23 04, 2018

Announcing SLASCONE 2.0: Heartbeats and brand new UI

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: |

We proudly announce the general availability of SLASCONE 2.0, with the following highlights: Heartbeats: enable the collection of real-time data such as Software Version, Location (based on the client's IP) and Operating System. Product Dashboard: consolidated view of a product's key metrics, filtered by license properties such as activation status. Brand new UI design: provides [...]

17 04, 2017

Monetizing your IoT and Intelligent Devices

By |April 17th, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |

Software licensing solutions are usually associated with desktop or server software applications. Nevertheless, hardware and intelligent device vendors, both in industrial and consumer space, are becoming software vendors too since: Hardware is becoming a commodity Software has traditionally higher profit margins than hardware Accompanying software modules enrich the offered product Device vendors require business model [...]

2 01, 2017

Enpowering your Resellers

By |January 2nd, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

A fundamental objective of most software vendors is to find partners/resellers that will help them scale their business. Resellers can be particularly beneficial, in many case the only way, for expansion and international growth. Nevertheless, establishing successful channels is particularly challenging for software vendors: Enablement/Attractiveness: providing resellers with the necessary support (training, material, marketing) for [...]

5 06, 2016

Feature Lifecycle and Existing Customers

By |June 5th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |

Being responsible for our licensing, every time that a new, to be licensed feature was developed, I had to update the (master) license definition. In parallel, our engineers had to make sure that the software worked seamlessly with our licenses. While neither this process nor the subsequent generation of new licenses was a headache, existing [...]

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